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Session 4: Political Economy Dimensions of Crisis

A Report from the UN Conference on the Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries (12-13 November 2009) Organised by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland. Held at the Palais des Nations. Session 4: Political Economy Dimensions of Crisis A message of hope came from Bjorn […]

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Session 3: Social Policy: Global Perspective

A Report from the UN Conference on the Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries (12-13 November 2009) Organised by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland. Held at the Palais des Nations. Session 3: Social Policy: Global Perspective The third session attempted to capture the […]

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Global South Experiencing Transportation Revolution

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Away from the news headlines, a quiet revolution has been taking place in public transportation across the global South. As cities have expanded and grown, they have also been putting in place public transport systems to help people get around and get to work. One proven, efficient […]

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Poorest Countries Being Harmed by Euro Currency Crisis

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  The ongoing economic crisis in Europe is forecast to harm the economies of the world’s poorest countries if it continues, according to a study by the United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (odi.org.uk). As an example, Kenya’s shilling currency has weakened and increased the cost of […]